Children Dental Care, Kota Kinabalu

Brushin' and Flossin' for a Healthy Smile: A Guide to Children's Dental Care

When it comes to kids, dental care can often fall by the wayside. But it’s crucial for parents to understand that taking care of those pearly whites starts from a young age. After all, you only get one set of adult teeth, so why not give them the TLC they deserve?

Start ’em Young

It’s never too early to start promoting healthy dental habits in your little ones. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents bring their child to their first dentist appointment by their first birthday. This sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral hygiene.

Before those first teeth even make their grand debut, you can clean your baby’s gums with a damp cloth. Once those chompers start popping through, it’s time to start brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and water (no toothpaste until they’re 2 years old).

Sugar Schmugar – Avoid the Cavity Culprits

Let’s face it, kids love sugar. But all that sweetness can lead to cavities and other dental woes. Try to limit sugary treats and drinks, and instead opt for healthier snacks like fruit and veggies. And don’t forget to remind your kiddo to brush and floss after every meal.

Another cavity culprit? Juice. Even though it’s loaded with vitamins, it’s also loaded with sugar. Try to limit juice intake and stick to water instead. If you do give your child juice, make sure they drink it with a meal (not as a standalone beverage) to help reduce the impact on their teeth.

A Visit to the Dentist – Not So Scary After All

For many kids (and adults, let’s be real), a trip to the dentist can be a bit daunting. But it doesn’t have to be! Choose a pediatric dentist who specializes in working with kids and creates a fun, relaxed environment. This can make all the difference in helping your child feel comfortable and at ease during their appointments.

During their visits, the dentist will clean their teeth, check for any potential problems, and offer tips for maintaining good oral health. And, let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want a professional to do all the hard work when it comes to brushing and flossing?

The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Positive reinforcement can go a long way when it comes to promoting healthy dental habits in your kids. Try using a rewards system for good brushing and flossing behavior. It could be something as simple as a sticker chart or a trip to the ice cream shop for a job well done.

And don’t forget to lead by example! Brush and floss alongside your kiddo and let them see just how important taking care of their teeth is. They’ll be more likely to continue those good habits when they see you making them a priority.


Taking care of your child’s teeth may not be at the top of your to-do list, but it’s an investment in their future. By starting early, avoiding sugary treats, visiting the dentist regularly, and using positive reinforcement, you can set your child up for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get brushing and flossing!

Our Services

We offer everything from dental treatment to children treatment. Contact us and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll find the best treatment for you.

Dental Treatment

Dental Treatment

We provide all types of dental treatments, from general care to cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, from dental implants to tooth whitening.

Teeth Replacement

Teeth Replacement

We offer a complete range of dental services to help you get back your smile.



Our orthodontists are qualified and experienced to make you feel confident about your smile.

Children Treatment

Children Treatment

It's time to get your little ones in for teeth cleaning from our caring dentists.

Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin Dentist Kota Kinabalu
dentist in Kota Kinabalu

The Preferred Dentist at Kota Kinabalu

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Klinik Pergigian FTS Chin, located in Likas, Kota Kinabalu Sabah, is one of the most recognized dental clinics in the region. With our skilled dentists and staff, we provide patients with top-quality dental care.
Our dentists possess the skills and experience you need. We care about your needs as a patient and we’re here to help you achieve the outcome you desire.

General Questions

Scaling are typically charged between RM100-RM200. We recommend getting it done every 6 months.
Whitenings typically cost RM999, the procedure usually takes about 1 hour to 1.5 hours.
You can try using a toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth such as Sensodyne. Rub a little toothpaste into the sensitive area when going to bed as it helps protect the surface. Avoid strongly acidic foods or drinks and wait at least an hour after eating before brushing as this could cause even more sensitivity. If the pain continues, speak to our dental team and they may be able to offer further care to reduce your symptoms.
You should wait at least 1 month for your gums to heal before it is ideal to take an impression of your mouth.
3 appointments are needed to before you can take your dentures home. Time between each appointment is about 1-2 weeks. On average it takes about 1 month or less from start to finish.
It is possible to add on extra ‘teeth’ to your dentures after an extraction. Your dentist will check evaluate your current denture first to see if it is suitable. Sometimes if your dentures are too old/ loose/ complicated design, your dentist may recommend making a new set of dentures.
Wisdom teeth usually erupts between ages 17 to 23. If you have had multiple episodes of pain, difficulty opening your mouth, swelling or even a fever. Your dentist will usually need to do a check up and an x-ray to plan for the next step. Please see your dentist if you are experiencing this.